Jim Downs, former producer of G4 shows such as Arena and Pulse, passed away last week on July 8th. Here’s an excerpt posted by Jim’s friend and original G4 co-creator Scott Rubin on Facebook: “19 years [ … ]
After nearly 2 years of airing reruns on loop, G4 has finally ceased broadcasting. The final night featured all 5 parts of the Top 100 Video Games Countdown (produced in 2012) and then the first episode of X-Play (from TechTV).
G4’s feed ended just as it had begun, nearly 12 years ago. Just before cutting off the air forever, a game of Pong was broadcast, slowly shrinking into oblivion. When G4 originally launched in 2002, it aired a similar game of Pong before beginning actual programming.